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Two months of photos

Here's Lindsey in her lovely yellow and black ensemble for the military ball. She went with three of her friends.

One of Lindsey's BFFs, Alex.
Here's my niece's new daughter, Marren, whom she adopted from Ethiopia, arriving in the United States with her the same time as the military ball. I can't wait to meet her soon!

Cupcakes that I baked, and topped with a chocolate truffle, which Sarah had given me for Valentine's Day. I took them to the choir booster club meeting to celebrate Elizabeth's birthday.
Paige and Shana, two of my besties.
Shana made cupcakes, glazed with a chocolate ganache.
Cheryl B. and the rest of us know what this wink is all about. ;-)
Out to dinner at Chili's to cheer Alex up.
Guy troubles apparently.
Tricia is amazing. We love her.
Trombone practice time.
Alice in Wonderland at the IMAX in 3-D for Family Home Evening.
What a great way to kick off spring break.
The next night, we went to the rodeo and afterwards, we were treated to a concert by Jordin Sparks, former American Idol winner.
The fair and rodeo=junk food.
Jordin had never performed at a rodeo.
Foot long corn dogs for dinner!
If Doctor Bob could see me now.
The rodeo was a lot of fun to watch.
We had a fun night out!
There were a couple of big birds on my neighbor's vacant house. This house is for sale now. Anyone want to be our neighbor?
I baked some fabulous carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and boxed them up so festively as gifts.
For St. Patrick's Day, I cooked corned beef and cabbage with new potatoes for the first time, and served it with green 7-Up! It was so delicious and I'm going to start making this every year on March 17.
There's nothing quite as cheerful as a bouquet of fresh cut flowers.
I bought some new yellow plates on clearance at $3.49 each from Pottery Barn. Love 'em.
Lunch at La Madeleine with Sue and Kay.


next time you see me eating something, show me that picture of myself. that will be enough to make me stop eating, throw up and go workout!

love the dress. lindsey looks beautiful.

you are such a great friend kelly. i miss you as my VT companion!
Lonna said…
You are always doing fun things at your house. I like the pictures of your everyday stuff like Christopher playing the trombone. Ah the good ol' days of music practice.

Lindsey is such a cute girl, I love that she picks such great dresses that are flattering as well as not too showy.

The rodeo looks like it was so much fun. I will admit that I am a fan of the bull riding. I think those guys are totally nuts but I also really enjoy the insanity of the sport.

I like the cute things that you are always making. You never run out of great ideas.
Jess said…
all of your pictures look like you've being having such a great time lately. :) I love it when you update your blog!

Julie V said…
Hi Kelly,
The rodeo looked fun! Was Jordin a good performer?
Lindsey looks pretty in her yellow dress. Christopher needs to stick with the trombone so he can be in the Pride of Oklahomna! He needs some good Okie brainwashing before that will happen I am sure.
Those corndogs look amazing!
Amanda said…
You have been keeping busy! I love that you and your family do so much fun stuff together. Lindsey looks great in that dress!
Shana said…
Whew... I'm tired. That was a lot of action! What a fun life! Glad I got to be a little part of it!

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